3rd June 2016 at 12:49 pm #18550
I came across a new concept in psychology which I had not heard of before.
It is called Post- Traumatic Growth.
I have been reading up about it, and it is very inspiring. I thought I should share this with you all 💛
3rd June 2016 at 12:53 pm #18551HealthyarchiveBlocked
Have you got any links or further info on it please?
3rd June 2016 at 1:15 pm #18552
If you google Post Traumatic Growth, loads will come up. It’s very exciting X
4th June 2016 at 8:37 am #18587Peaceful PigParticipant
Thank you Serenity, that looks really interesting. I think we certainly have a much greater depth of empathy and understanding after all we’ve been through and an appreciation of the little things that others take for granted. It’s easy to remember all the damage and forget to see the growth 😃 xx
4th June 2016 at 9:39 am #18589HealthyarchiveBlocked
Thanks Serenity, i am going to really read up on this. X*X
4th June 2016 at 12:01 pm #18595
Hi PP and HA,
Yes, it is easy to overlook how far we have come and what strength we have shown.
The concept of PTG ( Post Traumatic Growth)fully takes on board the depth of pain suffered- but says it is exactly this pain that eventually strengthens us. We can become our very own superheroes.
It isn’t denying the depth of horror that we have experienced or the appalling nature of our experience- but it is saying that ‘we can overcome.’
I have been chanting to myself today ‘I am not a victim. I am a strong survivor.’
The effects of DV can’t be hushed up or minimised. DV needs to be attacked by the throat. Women need to be held, listened to, helped to escape it. They need to be led through the PTSD. We need to walk with women as they feel dehumanised, hopeless, and just be there walking alongside them and not leaving them to suffer alone. We need to publicise avenues of help. But hopefully, there is strength and resurrection the other side.
There are many good links, but this is quite a nice one:
Huge hugs to you all, beautiful ladies 💛
4th June 2016 at 5:43 pm #18601
4th June 2016 at 10:51 pm #18607Confused123Participant
U took the words out of my mouth, i think when we get to a certain stage we start to say we are survivors and not victims, i truly beleive this and was just saying the same the other day. hope u well
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